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Ingersoll, Crest of the continent


Lorimer, Isms, old and new.

Jesus, the world's Saviour



Warfield, Textual criticism of the New

Sources" (London, 1867), if subscriptions warrant it.

MR. W. E. BENJAMIN has ready a new catalogue of autograph letters, original manuscripts, and historical documents. It contains a number of valuable and most interesting specimens. (48 p., 16.)

THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY COMPANY, of Phila75 delphia, in its April Bulletin, continues the use1.50 ful classified list of historical novels begun in the 1.75 January number, and promises further contribu

2.50 $1; 1.50

Kennedy, Wonders and curiosities of the

Studies in social life

Maertz, New method for the study of Eng



CATALOGUES OF SECOND-HAND BOOKS.-James Beale, 719 Sansom St., Phila.: Catalogue of war literature. (8 p., 16 ̊.)—Edward E. Levi, Pittsburgh, Pa.: Catalogue No. 3 of books (roughly 1.00 classified), some being rare and choice editions. 1.00 (16 p., 16°.)-W. B. Saunders, 33 S. 10th St., Phila. Priced catalogue No. 3 of rare and fine miscellaneous books. (48 p., 16°.)


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Zur Brücke, German without grammar, pt.

Wheeler, Foreigner in China

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NOTES ON CATALOGUES. HENRY BLACKWELL, 210 E. 11th Street, N. Y., has issued another priced catalogue of his collection of works in the English language relating to the Celts, Druids, bards, ancient Britain, Wales, and the Welsh. He also announces his intention of publishing a new edition of Jane Williams' "History of Wales, Derived from Authentic


[We shall be pleased to insert under this heading, without charge, advance notices of auction sales to be held anywhere in the United States. Word must reach us before Wednesday evening, to be in time for issue of same week.]

MAY 12 to 14, 1o A. M. and 2 P.M.-Portion of the libraries of the late Rev. Convers Francis and his sister Lydia Maria Child, together with selections from another private library.-Libbie.

MAY 13 and 14, 3 P.M.-Collection of books, including a small collection of recent and expensive works on engineering-Bangs.

MAY 16. The fourth part of Lewis J. Cist's collection of
autographs and portraits.-Bangs

MAY 23.-Library of the late Richard M. Hoe.—Bangs.
Other Sales.

Law library of the late Hon. S. G. Courtnay, Dist Atty.

S. P. Fowler's Library, Danvers, Mass. Historical and
Natural History, Witchcraft, etc.-Libbie.

Part 2 of the Russian collection of W. B. Edwards

The "Collection Boban."-Leavitt.

For catalogues write to the auctioneers as follows : Bangs & Co., 739-741 Broadway, New York City. Leavitt (G. A.) & Co., 787-789 Broadway, New York. Libbie (C. F.) & Co., 27 Franklin St., Boston, Mass.

The Publishers Weekly.


MAY 14, 1887.

PUBLISHERS are requested to furnish title-page proofs and advance information of books forthcoming, both for entry in the lists and for descriptive mention. An early copy of each book published should be forwarded, to insure correctness in the final entry.

The trade are invited to send "Communications" to the editor on any topic of interest to the trade, and as to which an interchange of opinion is desirable. Also, matter for "Notes and Queries" thankfully received.

In case of business changes, notification or card should be immediately sent to this office for entry under "Business Notes.' New catalogues issued will also be mention

ed when forwarded.

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MR. W. M. GRISWOLD, now of Washington, better known as Q. P. Index," of Bangor, Me., has added to his many services to the trade by preparing a list of copyright expirations from April to June 30 which should be of double value to the trade, first, in warning those interested of an approaching expiration in time for a renewal entry to be made; secondly, in informing publishers at large as to copyright books which they are at liberty to reprint if they choose. Mr. Griswold undertook to send his quarterly list on receipt of a dollar, and we regret to learn that but fourteen publishers have responded to his proposition, another example of the discouragement met with by men working in this line. The list is excellently done and includes a record of those books on which copyright was completed by deposit of copy. In the list of 301 books which Mr. Griswold schedules are several of present interest and value, though, of course, a great many are no more than titles to the reader or publisher of to-day. The former are well worth saving, yet a publisher is very apt to let a chance for renewals go by for lack of information, while the author or his heirs are almost always careless on such a subject. Our copyright records being entirely in manuscript are so inaccessible in practical respects, that a publication like Mr. Griswold's is of real service, and we regret very much that the return to him has been as usual only sufficient to pay printer's expenses.

As we take a sort of paternal interest in. the "Descriptive Price List of New Books" of Mr. Wanamaker's Book News, being made up in part

of our own offspring, we beg to call its editor's attention to the fact that he got some of the babies badly mixed in the May issue. In the department of Reference-books, on page 314, he put our notice of "Cassell's Complete Pocket Guide to Europe" under the title of Loomis' Index Guide" and the Sun's notice of the latter under the Cassell book. It may not make much difference to their stepfather, but, as we remarked at the beginning, our fatherly heart and eyes take a pride in having our progeny make a proper showing, even when removed from our own care, especially as the Book News, unlike many others who simply kidnap them, is honestly particular in the matter of stating their ancestry.


THE rumor which has been abroad for some time to the effect that Belford, Clarke & Co. had found

their dry-goods counters in the East to be of little profit, and that they were contemplating giving them up, has become a fact, as far as the latter circumstance is concerned. That this is information that will make many a drooping bookseller look more hopefully into the future, no one will doubt. With this firm's reform in the method of doing business one of the most important elements that conspired to make life uneasy and a burden to the "local bookseller" has been removed.

It will be considered equally encouraging news to the trade that in making this move Messrs. Belford, Clarke & Co. have entrusted the agency of all their publications to Charles T. Dillingham. Mr. Dillingham has the confidence of the entire trade, consumer as well as producer, and he certainly has the experience, as few in the jobbing trade have it, to make the change of advantage alike to Messrs. Belford, Clarke & Co. and the booksellers.

The Western branch of Belford, Clarke & Co. selves, at least as far as the Eastern trade is conremains unchanged. They will confine themcerned, to the manufacture of editions, the building up of their subscription editions, and the publication of new copyright books, of which their list now contains a goodly number. The sets now issued by this house include most of the great standard authors, and the change will make the retail trade much more ready to handle them.


As will be noted elsewhere in this issue, Mr. J. G. Cupples, formerly of Cupples, Upham & Co., has associated with himself Mr. Alfred Dennis Hurd, and will do business at 94 Boylston Street, Boston, under the firm-name of Cupples & Hurd. Mr. A. D. Hurd, a son of Mr. M. M. Hurd, of the old firm of Hurd & Houghton, is well known to the trade, in connection with the manufacturing and publishing department's of Houghton, Mifflin & Co. He will devote himself to that branch in the new house, and Mr. Cupples will give his entire attention to the retail department. It is their intention to make their store an uptown book-store after the style of the Putnams, of New York. They are having their quarters fitted up in very handsome style and will heartily welcome any of the trade who may stop in Boston.

A PUBLISHER'S JUBILEE YEAR. IN February last Lee & Shepard celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary as a firm, and last week Mr. William Lee celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his entrance into the book-trade, beginning when he was a boy of eleven years. Mr. Lee first entered the employ of S. G. Drake, the well-known historian and, at that time, antiquarian bookseller. At sixteen years of age he went over to O. S. Perkins, where he was initiated into all the arts and devices of bookselling, his principal occupation being auctioneering." It was his custom to take a stock of books to Worcester and Providence, both large towns for those days, and also through Maine. He generally hired a store for a short time, and employed a local auctioneer to help him dispose of his stock. He tells many an amusing anecdote of his experience in this line of business.

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At the age of twenty he took a position in the house of Phillips, Sampson & Co., then the foremost bookselling and publishing house in Boston, and three years later was made a partner. The quarters then occupied by them were on the corner of Water and Washington Streets. In 1857 Mr. Lee left the firm and went abroad, returning in 1559, after Phillips, Sampson & Co. had failed. In the following year he became a member of the firm of Crosby, Nichols, Lee & Co.

cach other on Washington Street. Into this territory soon after came Phillips & Sampson, with which house Mr. Lee in time became connected.

The Ticknors were the only house to publish considerably for several years. Later, Phillips & Sampson had an important agency in extending the amount of publishing done here. They originally had an auction store to sell books in the evening, in connection with their jobbing | and retail business, in which Mr. Lee was sometimes auctioneer. Mr. A. K. Loring, so well known since as a retailer and publisher, became somewhat later their leading retail clerk. The firm at length hired the store on Winter Street, and here they began the issue of the Atlantic Monthly, Mr. Lee having, in the meantime, both become a partner and retired from the business. Perhaps a still greater push was given to publishing in Boston about this period, however, by the phenomenal success of the firm of John P. Jewett & Co. He came to the city from Salem (as Mr. Phillips did from Worcester), and had a store in Cornhill, principally for the publication of school-books. Here "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was brought out, with a success the story of which has often been told. It was followed by another exceedingly popular venture in Miss Cumming's novel, "The Lamplighter." There was for years a steady sale to "Uncle Tom's Cabin" after the furore which sent it over a hundred thousand cop


stop in its success until 75,000 copies had been
sold. When it is remembered that 5000 copies
was then (as, indeed, it is now) a large sale for a
copyright novel; that "The Scarlet Letter"
not even stereotyped, so little confidence was
there in future editions when first produced, and
that as late as after Hawthorne found the ac-
knowledgment from the public which his "Scar-
let Letter" brought him, it is doubtful if it gave
him a sale of 10,000 copies, it will be realized
what those other successes meant. They were
not followed by still others, and Mr. Jewett in
the end failed to prove a sagacious publisher.

On the first day of February, 1862, Mr. Lee, in connection with Mr. Charles B. Shepard-ies had ceased, and "The Lamplighter" did not highly intelligent as regards literature, capable and wide-awake as a business manager, and the life and soul of good company-who was a clerk with John P. Jewett & Co. at the time, formed the now time-honored firm of Lee & Shepard. This may now be considered the oldest firm known to the book-trade, in that it has stood without change, and having all its members alive and in active service. Mr. Lee, as well as his partner, we are pleased to note, is in excellent health, without ache or pain, and is enjoying his lot in life in perfect contentment. He is constantly planning new schemes and working out new ideas, some of which he will submit to the trade this fall, and which will demonstrate that he is not yet to be laid upon the shelf. The trade will, undoubtedly, unite with us in extending to Mr. Lee and to the firm of Lee & Shepard all best wishes for their personal welfare and prosperity in the future, as well as for such a bountiful ingathering of this year's harvest as shall fill their pockets with gain, in proportion as their hearts are filled with the pleasant memories of the past.

In connection with Mr. Lee's fiftieth anniversary, the Boston Herald indulges in a retrospect which presents the following interesting points concerning the early book-trade in Boston:

The passing of the fiftieth anniversary of the connection with the book-trade of Mr. William Lee, one of the oldest men connected with it in Boston, is a reminder that there is but one house of importance now in that trade here that was in existence at the date of Mr. Lee's beginning -that of Little, Brown & Co. The Ticknor house was established then, but its partners later so separated as to leave no undisputed claimant to the exclusive succession, while still a third firm does the business of bookselling at the stand made by the Ticknor house so famous. The leading publishers of Boston at this time, besides the Ticknors and Little & Brown,.were Crocker & Brewster, Gould & Lincoln, and James Monroe & Co., all within a short distance of

Both the Phillips and the Jewett house were defunct when this partnership of Lee & Shepard was formed. It has stood without change now longer than any other that is familiar in the booktrade. Roberts Bros. came later. The firm of Lee & Shepard is an outgrowth from houses which mark a new era in publishing in Boston.


From the American Stationer.

THE Canadian Government has in view the increase of the duty at present levied on printed books, stationery, and envelopes, and a meeting of the Montreal book and stationery trade was last week called to protest against the increase.

Our trade in books with our Canadian cousins is constantly increasing both in standard and educational works and the lighter grade of literature just now so popular. Of course the increased duty is paid by the consumer, but once get the article too high, and the consumer cannot afford to buy it. The cheaper the book can be placed upon the market, just so many more people can it reach. It is equally so with every other article, the low-priced having always a larger range and sale. Books, of course, the Canadian schools must have, and where can bet

ter be found than those offered by the Appletons and Harpers? But the sale of the cheaper class of popular books and novels would certainly be injured by any increase of the present rate of duty, and the Canadian booksellers are furthering their own interests in entering a protest.

"In the cheaper grades of stationery and envelopes, we do quite a trade with the Canadians," say Messrs. Geo. B. Hurd & Co., “and any increase of the tariff on those articies would, of course, affect us unfavorably."

The Whiting Paper Co., when spoken to on the same subject by the reporter, expressed themselves substantially the same, although their trade across the border is in the finer lines.



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ANY one who has ever penetrated the mysteries of the average country parlor, with its grave-like, damp, and mouldy air, relieved now and then by the not much more agreeable odor of dried weeds and grasses, will perhaps understand why it is that so many subscription-books of a certain kind find purchasers in the owners, not inhabitants, of such parlors. He will, no doubt, come to the conclusion that they serve very much the same purpose that ornamental tablets do in the family mausoleum-and that they are read about as often. The latest evidence of this we find in the story told us recently by a bookbinder. He had in hand a number of books, two of which happened to be of the same size, and were to be bound alike. The one was entitled The Life of Our Saviour," the other " Our Protectors." The former was, as the title implies, a life of Christ, and had for a frontispiece a steel-plate representing the Nazarene; the latter was a history of the New York police, and had a frontispiece representing "one of the finest." In collating the books the illustrations became somewhat mixed, so much so that nearly 500 copies went out in which the frontispiece of Our Protectors inserted in "The Life of Our Saviour," and vice versa. "Well," concludes the binder," the books have now been out over a year, and so far only five copies have been returned.' With this might go the story a bookseller told a newspaper reporter, in proof that a book needed only to be gaudily bound and sold cheap to find buyers. "I remember," he says, "the experience of a publisher, a friend of mine, that proves the truth of my view. He bought at an auction sale for a song plates of Southey's 'Thalaba' which once formed a part of a complete set of plates of Southey's works. My friend issued an edition of 'Thalaba'—which, you know, is a lurid nightmare which no one understands, and no one but the proof-reader has ever read through-bound it in an elaborate and attractive style, and threw it on the market as a holiday gift-book at $1.50. It sold like hot-cakes. Of course, no one that bought it ever tried to unravel the delirious puzzle the book contained; but it was poetry, it bore the name of a well-known author, it was bound in a style that made it a good centre-table ornament, it was cheap-and that was enough."

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WE regret to note the death of Thomas Knox, the father of Thomas R. and David C. Knox. The deceased was well known, especially in New York political circles, and was a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which denomination he held an official position for many years.


MR. RIDER HAGGARD has sent a strong letter himself and The Pall Mall Gazette. to the London Times, stating the case as between

SIR EDWARD WATKIN, the well-known railroad president, will shortly publish a book entitled Canada and the United States-Recollections from 1851 to 1886."

"THOROLD KING," author of that romantic

tale," Haschisch," issued last season by A. C. McClurg & Co., proves to be Dr. Charles Gatchell, of Chicago.-Literary World.

THE REV. W. W. TULLOCH is preparing for publication, through Nisbet, a" Life of the Queen, for Boys and Girls," which the Queen is said to have honored with her personal revision.

MRS. JESSE BENTON FREMONT will, it is said, spend the summer in the West for the purpose of writing an accurate Life of Kit Carson, the famous scout, pathfinder, and explorer, who piloted General Frémont across the Rocky Mountains on his first expedition.


associated in the editorial management of the American Magazine of History. In the fall she is to conduct the studies of the senior and postgraduate classes in American history of Mrs. Sylvanus Reed's school for young ladies in the city of New York.

C. H. LUDERS and S. Decatur Smith, Jr., of Philadelphia, known by their initials as writers of vers de société and light lyrics, are said to be the authors of the volume of verses called "Hallo, My Fancy!" to be issued by David McKay. They found their title in a phrase of a poem of two centuries ago by William Cleland.

F. H. UNDERWOOD, the author of "The Handbook of English Literature," and other notable books issued by Lee & Shepard, has recently had the honor of receiving the title of Doctor of Civil Law from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Underwood is our U. S. Consul at Glasgow, and has gained a large circle of friends during his short residence there, having delivered, the past winter, a course of lectures before the university.


ALBANY, N. Y.-B. & J. B. Sanders, booksellers and stationers, have sold out their retail stock.

ARKADELPHIA, ARK.-W. L. Patterson, bookseller and stationer, has been succeeded by Thompson & Sweet.

BOSTON, MASS.-W. A. Babcock for thirteen years manager of the Boston Agency of D. Appleton & Co.. has given up his position there, to engage in the miscellaneous commission book business at 24 Franklin St.

NEW HAVEN, CONN.-Edward P. Judd, for the past twenty-nine years doing business at No. 760 Chapel St., has removed to the more commodious store, No. 848 Chapel St., a block and threequarters above his former location. He now occupies two floors, each 135 by 21 feet, with much more elegant and convenient quarters than formerly, an enlarged stock, special attention being

given to rare and curious books. A new lease of prosperity may be confidently looked for by this enterprising and well-equipped bookseller.

NEW YORK CITY.-Frederick A. Stokes announces that he has purchased all the interest of his former partners in the firm of White, Stokes & Allen, together with the good-will of the business, the entire list of publications, the lease of the store, 182 Fifth Avenue, etc. He also retains

the entire force of employés of the former firm. NEW YORK CITY.-The Tibbals Book Company (Rob. J. Lomas, Jr., trustee), formerly N. Tibbals' Sons, have removed to 26 Warren St.

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.-George C. McConneli, representing the American Tract Society, announces a gratifying increase in his business. Also that, notwithstanding the material increase in the rates of freight, his prices will remain unchanged.

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.-The Old Corner Bookstore, now occupied by Whitney & Adams, has been in existence for fifty-three years.

WASHINGTON, D. C.-The Metropolitan Bookstore, No. 915 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., we learn from the American Stationer, is in new hands. The former owner, Jas. J. Chapman, who has been for the past year or more conducting it as agent for J. J. Murphy, of New York, has been superseded by Chas. W. Wood, formerly manager of Brentano's stationery department. Mr. Wood brings to his aid an experience of nine or ten years and should certainly make his venture a success. Mr. Chapman has opened a new store around the corner on Ninth Street, and will be known to the trade as Chapman & Co.

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THE nine of Charles Scribner's Sons and that

of the C. T. Dillingham and Thomas Nelson & Sons combination were put down for a match on the 7th. The game was to take place on one of the vacant lots in the upper part of New York City. The regular Scribner nine being unable to attend, substitutes from the store were sent. The Dillingham-Nelson crew mustered only four men when the roll was called. The Scribner nine then proposed that a friendly game be played, and, confident of easy success, proposed that the other side pick five out of the "field." In a short time the quota was made up, the game begun, and-that was the end of the Scribner nine. They evidently left out of calculation that those particular "b'hoys," playing from morning till night, seven days in the week, always had their "hands in" and might give "points" even to some of the "crack" nines. And so it was that the Dillingham-Nelson (?) side had a walk-over-scoring 10 to 0.

LITERARY AND TRADE NOTES. MR. CHARLES SCRIBNER sails to-day for Europe by the steamer Umbria.

KOCH, SONS & Co. and EBERHARD FABER OCcupy the building Nos. 541 to 547 Pearl St., N.Y.

THE publication of Mr. J. E. Cabot's biography of Emerson is, as Houghton, Mifflin & Co. announce, postponed till the autumn.

A ST. LOUIS bookseller says that that city is a He sells a great many great theosophic centre. of the most expensive books on theosophy published.

THE ARMSTRONG & KNAUER PUBLISHING CO., 822 Broadway, N. Y., have just issued a directory of the manufacturers of the United States for domestic and foreign trade.

THE Acme Stationery & Paper Co. have removed their manufactory from Centre St. to the building they have recently erected on 9th St. and Wyeth Ave., Brooklyn.

A. E. COSTELLO, 2 W. 14th St., N. Y., has just issued a work entitled “Our Firemen : a history of the New York Fire Departments, volunteer and paid." It is copiously illustrated, and contains a large number of portraits, with accompanying biographical sketches.

C. W. MOULTON & Co., Buffalo, N. Y., have become the publishers of Queries, which heretofore appeared with the imprint of C. L. Sherrill & Co. Messrs. Moulton & Co. will hereafter also devote themselves to the publishing of books. They have a number of publications in preparation, and are giving attention to others.

THE wily man with the sham paper parcel is about again, helping himself to the Webster's Unabridged wherever he is not watched. We are surprised to hear that a wide-awake dealer on Broadway was caught napping after all the publicity that was given to this chevalier de l'industrie and his ingenious contrivance.

THE Critic states that a memorial volume of the late Prof. E. L. Youmans will be prepared by his brother and sister, W. J. and Eliza A. Youmans, and that it will contain a number of manuscripts and important letters, including his correspondence with Darwin, Spencer, Mill, Huxley, Tyndall, Lubbock, Agassiz, and other distinguished persons.

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & Co. issue this week the third and fourth volumes of their beautiful edition of the Poems and Dramas of Robert

Browning. The last volume will contain appen

dices and indexes of contents and first lines.

They announce, as a forthcoming addition to the

Riverside Literature series, "The Succession of Forest Trees and Wild Apples," by Thoreau, with the biographical introduction by Emerson.

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THAT interesting child of light, the American girl, after receiving the respects of James and Howells, has undergone treatment from a new point of view. Henry Holt & Co. have just published, by arrangement with the author, the new anonymous English novel, with American revisions, Miss Bayle's Romance," which deals with the doings of Miss Bayle, of Chicago, and her family, among the effete aristocracy of the Old World. This novel, which is reported to be the work of a hand well known in literature, has been considered important enough to be the subject of some cablegrams to the press.

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